Pashupatinath Temple : The Temple of Living Beings - English Version of Pharak Sandesh


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pashupatinath Temple : The Temple of Living Beings

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest temple in Nepal. The pashupatinath temple is considered as most important Hindus temple in Nepal. Hindus people are bathing ghats and other purposes. It is imagine that to die and to be die cremated here will release one from the cycle of repeated birth and death. It is located at near Gaushala.If you visit this temple bus services is available from Kathmandu, Ratna Park Bus station it takes 50 minutes to reach Gaushala, the stop for Pashupatinath.

Pashupatinath temple’s existence dates back to 400 AD. The ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga or phallic system of Lord Shiva. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also called ‘The Temple of Living Beings’. Inside the temple Lord Shiva is available which are four faces of the Lord Shiva are. In this temple only Hindus are permit, Non Hindus cannot enter most these temple and this is strictly strengthen. The Pashupatinath Linga has four faces and fifth invisible one is said to be on top of the others. The recent of Linga date back to the fourteen century. 

The main festival of the year is Mahashivaratri.It lies between Februarys to March. Pilgrims come from all over the Nepal and India. The busiest time is from 7am to 10am and 6 pm to 9 pm.Arati time, when lamps and other items are offered, are the most busiest times.Ekadashi , the eleventh day after the new and full moon day, are also usually busiest days.Another festival is Teej it lies in August, thousands Of women visit the temple to bath in the holy water of Bagmati River. Because this Ritual is meant bring a long happy marriage, many women dress in red saris, which are traditionally worn for wedding ceremonies. Full moon and new moon days are also considered auspicious to visit the temple.

From Pashupatinath you can see gold painted images of guardian deities,chaturmukh means four faced statue,arya ghat,Gauri ghat,Brahma Temple,Chandeshwor, which is inscribed Lichhavi linga from the seventh century,pandra Shivalaya means fifteen shrines,Gorakhnath and Vishworup Temple,Guhyeshwori Temple , Kirateshwor Mahadev Mandir & Surya ghat.The Pashupatinath temple has two lever roof of the temple are embellished with gold and the four main doors are adorned with silver. The temple is famous for its awe- inspiring and astounding pagoda architecture. The western door has a large statue of Bull is known as Nandi, is ornamented in gold. The black stone idols near about six fit in height and circumstance. The present architecture nature of Pashupatinath temple came into existence as a result of renovation by Queen Ganga devi during the reign of Shivasimha Malla ( 1578 – 1620 A.D ).

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